The state of Africa in the 1980s

Type Journal Article - Geographical Journal
Title The state of Africa in the 1980s
Volume 152
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1986
Page numbers 193-203
Famine in Africa in 1985 drew the world's attention to the continent and in particular to the Sahel zone and Ethiopia. These regions, it was remembered, had suffered from drought and famine twelve years earlier. Was the drought still continuing? How had conditions changed over the years? What should be done to prevent such things happening in the future? Have geographers anything to contribute towards answering such questions? Usually academics confine their studies to only limited aspects of the situation, perhaps wisely, but not always convincingly. Here an attempt is made to provide a broad overview.

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